Patents by Inventor Wolfgang Reuter

Wolfgang Reuter has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210151960
    Abstract: A switch cabinet frame rack with multiple profile struts and a rectangular base frame, the underside of which is an outer side of the switch cabinet frame rack, which has at least one through-opening, wherein the through-opening is closed by a skid which is detachable mounted on the outer side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Timo SCHINDLER, Wolfgang REUTER, Thomas KLANER
  • Patent number: 10925390
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rack for a switchgear cabinet arrangement, comprising a main frame that includes four vertical profiled struts and eight horizontal profiled struts, four of said profiled struts forming a rectangular rack frame (4) having a constant cross-section; the rack frame has a peripheral receptacle which is formed by at least two sides of the profiled struts and which is open towards an external side of the rack frame; the disclosed rack is characterized in that a rectangular additional frame is inserted into the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Wolfgang Reuter, Timo Schindler, Matthias Müller
  • Publication number: 20200366069
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arrangement, which comprises two switch cabinet racks interconnected by means of a baying connector, the switch cabinet racks each having a profile web, which lie in a first common plane and by means of which the switch cabinet racks adjoin each other, and wherein the switch cabinet racks each have a mounting side which lie in a second common plane and face an interior space of the interconnected switch cabinet racks each, the first and the second plane extending parallel to one another and being spaced apart from one another, wherein the baying connector is completely arranged between the first and the second plane
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Wolfgang REUTER, Timo SCHINDLER, Michael HOF
  • Publication number: 20200274335
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rack for a switchgear cabinet arrangement, comprising a main frame that includes four vertical profiled struts and eight horizontal profiled struts, four of said profiled struts forming a rectangular rack frame (4) having a constant cross-section; the rack frame has a peripheral receptacle which is formed by at least two sides of the profiled struts and which is open towards an external side of the rack frame; the disclosed rack is characterized in that a rectangular additional frame is inserted into the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Wolfgang REUTER, Timo SCHINDLER, Matthias MÜLLER
  • Patent number: 10601205
    Abstract: A connection arrangement having a first and a second switchgear cabinet framework which each have a rectangular, lateral profile frame composed of two vertical struts and two horizontal struts, wherein the profile frames are connected to one another via an aligning connector, wherein the switchgear cabinet frameworks adjoin one another via outer sealing edges of the profile frames, wherein the outer sealing edges are arranged on the respective free end of a sealing web of the profile frame, wherein a fastening flange is bent off from each of the sealing webs so as to be set back from the outer sealing edge, with the result that the opposite fastening flanges delimit between them a receptacle for an aligning connector for the profile frames, which receptacle is further delimited by the adjoining sealing webs and, where appropriate, a sealing element arranged between the sealing webs, and wherein an aligning connector is arranged in the receptacle and is secured to the opposite fastening flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Reuter, Daniel Brück
  • Patent number: 10483724
    Abstract: The invention relates to a panel holder for fastening a panel on a housing frame of a switchgear cabinet, wherein the panel holder is an open clip, which has two free push-in portions, which can be braced against one another for engagement in a recess of a housing frame, wherein the push-in portions are connected to one another by means of a fastening flange for a panel, said flange having a threaded passage, in particular a threaded bore, and wherein the fastening flange is arranged at a distance from one of the push-in portions and the threaded passage is arranged in alignment with the push-in portion, such that a screw screwed in through the threaded passage impinges on the push-in portion aligned with the threaded passage and thus braces the push-in portions against one another. A corresponding switchgear cabinet is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Wolfgang Reuter
  • Patent number: 10396531
    Abstract: The invention relates to a frame profile for a frame rack of a switch cabinet, wherein the frame profile has: a first and a second profile web, wherein a free end of the first profile web has a first sealing edge, and a free end of the second profile web has a second sealing edge, a first mounting side with fixing receptacles, which first mounting side is spaced apart from the first sealing edge by a first dimension of a first connecting side of the first profile web, which connects the first mounting side to the first sealing edge, a second mounting side with fixing receptacles, which second mounting side is spaced apart from the second sealing edge by a second dimension of a second connecting side of the second profile web, which connects the second mounting side to the second sealing edge, characterized in that at least one of the profile webs has an undercut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Reuter, Daniel Brück, Timo Schindler, Hartmut Paul, Heiko Holighaus
  • Publication number: 20190257125
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hinge arrangement for a switchgear housing cabinet, having a first hinge half, which is fastened to a vertical side wall, delimiting a door opening, of a switchgear cabinet housing, and having a second hinge half, which is fastened to a door element, the hinge halves being connected to each other such that they can pivot relative to each other via a rotation axis, so that the door element closes the door opening when in a closed position and preferably completely exposes the door opening when in an open position, and the rotation axis being outside the outer periphery of both the door opening and the door element, wherein at least one of the hinge halves has a groove, via which the hinge half is fitted onto a protrusion on the outer periphery of the part of the switchgear cabinet housing and of the door element associated with the hinge half.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Achim BLOH, Nora SCHÖNDORF, Wolfgang REUTER
  • Publication number: 20190252866
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connection arrangement which comprises a first and a second switchgear cabinet framework which each have a rectangular, lateral profile frame composed of two vertical struts and two horizontal struts, wherein the profile frames are connected to one another via an aligning connector, wherein the switchgear cabinet frameworks adjoin one another via outer sealing edges of the profile frames, wherein the outer sealing edges are arranged on the respective free end of a sealing web of the profile frame, wherein a fastening flange is bent off from each of the sealing webs so as to be set back from the outer sealing edge, with the result that the opposite fastening flanges delimit between them a receptacle for an aligning connector for the profile frames, which receptacle is further delimited by the adjoining sealing webs and, where appropriate, a sealing element arranged between the sealing webs, and wherein an aligning connector is arranged in the receptacle and is secured to the opposite
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Wolfgang REUTER, Daniel BRÜCK
  • Publication number: 20190157847
    Abstract: The invention relates to a panel holder for fastening a panel on a housing frame of a switchgear cabinet, wherein the panel holder is an open clip, which has two free push-in portions, which can be braced against one another for engagement in a recess of a housing frame, wherein the push-in portions are connected to one another by means of a fastening flange for a panel, said flange having a threaded passage, in particular a threaded bore, and wherein the fastening flange is arranged at a distance from one of the push-in portions and the threaded passage is arranged in alignment with the push-in portion, such that a screw screwed in through the threaded passage impinges on the push-in portion aligned with the threaded passage and thus braces the push-in portions against one another. A corresponding switchgear cabinet is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventor: Wolfgang REUTER
  • Patent number: 10277014
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a frame profile of a rack for a switching or distribution cabinet, which forms a vertical and/or horizontal profile of the rack, consisting of a plurality of profile sections, which at least in part fit into each other, in order to form an open or closed hollow profile, with the additional features: at least one first profile section which has a plurality of attachment openings, wherein a first surface of the profile section determines an exterior assembly plane; by at least one second profile section a sealing plane for sealing of the inner area of the rack is defined; the outer assembly plane is displaced by the sealing plane to the inner area of the rack; and the attachment openings of the first profile section point away from the inner area of the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Daniel Brueck, Heiko Holighaus, Hartmut Paul, Wolfgang Reuter, Timo Schindler
  • Publication number: 20180375302
    Abstract: The invention relates to a frame profile for a frame rack of a switch cabinet, wherein the frame profile has: a first and a second profile web, wherein a free end of the first profile web has a first sealing edge, and a free end of the second profile web has a second sealing edge, a first mounting side with fixing receptacles, which first mounting side is spaced apart from the first sealing edge by a first dimension of a first connecting side of the first profile web, which connects the first mounting side to the first sealing edge, a second mounting side with fixing receptacles, which second mounting side is spaced apart from the second sealing edge by a second dimension of a second connecting side of the second profile web, which connects the second mounting side to the second sealing edge, characterized in that at least one of the profile webs has an undercut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Wolfgang REUTER, Daniel BRÜCK, Timo SCHINDLER, Hartmut PAUL, Heiko HOLIGHAUS
  • Patent number: 9991684
    Abstract: A switchgear cabinet system, which is assembled from switchgear cabinet units strung together in a row, each switchgear cabinet unit comprising a rack which is made up of frame profiles, in which at least the vertical frame profiles have the following features: the frame profile is mirror symmetrical with respect to a cross-sectional diagonal; the frame profile has profile sides that form the outer sides of the rack; projecting outward from the profile sides are profile projections, each extending outward from one of the profile sides; when two racks are strung together, corresponding profile projections of two frame profiles are situated mirror symmetrically opposite one another in each case, leaving a gap between the end faces of the profile projections, which is closed by a seal, characterized in that the seal is a push-on seal that is seated on at least one of the opposing profile projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: RITTAL GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Daniel Brueck, Wolfgang Reuter
  • Patent number: 9871353
    Abstract: A base assembly for the rack of a switchgear cabinet, comprising horizontal frame profiles which have the height h and which surround a base section of the rack, wherein at the height h, the frame profiles have a first horizontal mounting plane, is characterized in that, spaced from the first horizontal mounting plane, at least one additional mounting plane is provided, on or adjoining a fixed support which is formed at least sectionally on one or more of the frame profiles and projects into the base section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: RITTAL GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Siegfried Boehme, Daniel Brueck, Wolfgang Reuter, Timo Schindler
  • Publication number: 20160352080
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a frame profile of a rack for a switching or distribution cabinet, which forms a vertical and/or horizontal profile of the rack, consisting of a plurality of profile sections, which at least in part fit into each other, in order to form an open or closed hollow profile, with the additional features: at least one first profile section which has a plurality of attachment openings, wherein a first surface of the profile section determines an exterior assembly plane; by at least one second profile section a sealing plane for sealing of the inner area of the rack is defined; the outer assembly plane is displaced by the sealing plane to the inner area of the rack; and the attachment openings of the first profile section point away from the inner area of the rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Daniel BRUECK, Heiko HOLIGHAUS, Hartmut PAUL, Wolfgang REUTER, Timo SCHINDLER
  • Publication number: 20160352082
    Abstract: A base assembly for the rack of a switchgear cabinet, comprising horizontal frame profiles which have the height h and which surround a base section of the rack, wherein at the height h, the frame profiles have a first horizontal mounting plane, is characterized in that, spaced from the first horizontal mounting plane, at least one additional mounting plane is provided, on or adjoining a fixed support which is formed at least sectionally on one or more of the frame profiles and projects into the base section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: RITTAL GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Siegfried BOEHME, Daniel BRÜCK, Wolfgang REUTER, Timo SCHINDLER
  • Publication number: 20160352083
    Abstract: A switchgear cabinet system, which is assembled from switchgear cabinet units strung together in a row, each switchgear cabinet unit comprising a rack which is made up of frame profiles, in which at least the vertical frame profiles have the following features: the frame profile is mirror symmetrical with respect to a cross-sectional diagonal; the frame profile has profile sides that form the outer sides of the rack; projecting outward from the profile sides are profile projections, each extending outward from one of the profile sides; when two racks are strung together, corresponding profile projections of two frame profiles are situated mirror symmetrically opposite one another in each case, leaving a gap between the end faces of the profile projections, which is closed by a seal , characterized in that the seal is a push-on seal that is seated on at least one of the opposing profile projections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Daniel BRUECK, Wolfgang REUTER
  • Patent number: 8020950
    Abstract: A switching cabinet arrangement equipped with a main door and at least one auxiliary door having a locking device mounted on them, which has an actuating mechanism that causes an actuating device to unlock the auxiliary door as the main door is opened. The locking device has a blocking mechanism that acts on the actuating device and prevents the main door from closing when an auxiliary door is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Reuter, Matthias Müller, Thomas Reichenbach
  • Patent number: 7753383
    Abstract: A device for exposing an opening in a housing part of a steering gear in a vehicle steering system has a closure element that closes the opening and a component that, when it comes into contact with a liquid, changes at least one of its properties such that, after the component cooperates with the closure element, the closure element exposes the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: ZF Lenksysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Bareis, Martin Budaker, Reiner Kunz, Wolfgang Reuter, Oliver Hetzel, John Hasenclever
  • Patent number: 7706143
    Abstract: A mounting plate for electronic components, including cooling conduits that are integrated into a plate body and that are traversed by a coolant, a fixing device for mounting electronic components that are to be cooled being located on the plate body. The mounting plate has the fixing device including at least one first groove with an approximately C-shaped cross-section, which extends in a linear manner in the extension direction of the mounting plate. At least one screw nut is inserted and locked against torsion in the groove in order to form a screw connection with an electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Martin Lang, Wolfgang Reuter, Horst Besserer